The Gallup Poll: Good for Obama in a bad week on Wall Street.
by Mark Silva
The Dow Jones Industrial average may have suffered from the financial crisis unfolding on Wall Street this week, but Barack Obama's stock has risen steadily.
The Democrat's five-point edge over Republican John McCain in the newest Gallup Poll daily track -- 49-44 percent -- marks "the fourth consecutive day that Obama has inched forward in voter preferences since the start of the Wall Street financial meltdown beginning with the announcement on Sunday, Sept. 14, that Lehman Brothers was headed for bankruptcy,'' the Gallup Poll's Lydia Saad reports.
Obama's 49 percent is near the 50 percent record high that he reached after the Democratic National Convention. (Gallup's Aug. 30-Sept. 1 surveys.) Yet, his edge is not as great as the 9-point lead he gained in late July after his trip to Europe and the Middle East) or a 8-point lead he gained right after the convention.
McCain's 44 percent puts him "about midway between his record high 49 percent reached right after the Republican National Convention in early September, and his all-time low for the year of 40 percent recorded in late July,'' Saad reports.
Pollsters found one of Obama's "widest advantages over McCain of recent weeks in Thursday night's interviewing,'' she notes.
For more on the latest, Obama-McCain polling, a Sept. 16-18 survey of 2,796 registered voters with a possible margin of error of 2 percentage points, and for longer-range trend lines in the daily track, see Gallup.
Remember Obama was supposed to win PA, and blow away Hillary in TX. Don't forget your boy backed into the nomination only because of the unfair primary process and the media shannanigans. I would love to see your pathetic face on the night of NOV 4.